Learn About Planned GivingTurn your gift into a legacy that grants wishes for generations. By including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois in your estate plans, you can provide the resources necessary to grant inspiring wishes to children now and in the future. Planned gifts should be carefully considered in relation to your comprehensive financial and estate plans. We recommend that you consult your attorney or financial planner when considering a planned gift.
There are many ways you can leave a legacy to Make-A-Wish through an estate plan, including:
- GIFTS OF RETIREMENT ASSETS
- GIFTS OF INSURANCE
- CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUSTS
- CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES
- CHARITABLE LEAD TRUSTS
If you choose to include a bequest provision in your will for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, please use the full organization legal name and be aware of these options:
- To bequeath a fixed dollar amount: "I give to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, 640 North LaSalle, Suite 280, Chicago, IL 60654, [the sum of $ ] to be used for [general purposes or restrictions designated]."
- Give a percentage of your estate: "I give to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, 640 North LaSalle, Suite 280, Chicago, IL 60654, [ %] of the remainder of [my or the trust] estate to be used for [general purposes or restrictions designated]."
We are here to help and invite you to contact us if you have any questions. You can also learn more at these planned giving pages from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America to help you discover the charitable gift that's right for you.
There is never a waiting list for a wish. All eligible children can begin the wish process as soon as the child and family are ready.